The Climate Investment Funds and EBRD, as co-hosts, look forward to welcoming you to the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on November 6-7, 2012.
The Forum will provide a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders – governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and others – to contribute to deepening global understanding of the linkages between climate change and development as they have been addressed within the context of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). As all CIF programs (on clean technology, forest investments, climate resilience and scaling up renewable energy in low income countries) are moving into implementation of investments at the country level, we anticipate the Forum to be a dynamic gathering that will be focused on effective on-the-ground implementation, knowledge-building and sharing of lessons.
The Forum program is comprised of plenary sessions and a series of smaller parallel sessions that are intended to address the multiple interests of CIF stakeholders and to provide for open discussions to explore ways to maximize the effectiveness of the CIF. The interactive format provides a platform for Forum participants to present their perspectives, experiences, and reflections on CIF strategic directions, results and impacts.